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Strike a pose at Royal Ascot

Strike a pose at Royal Ascot

Travel

1. How far is Windsor Castle from Windsor & Eton Central and Windsor & Eton Riverside railway stations?

Windsor Castle is within walking distance of both railway stations.

Windsor & Eton Central (for trains from London Paddington & Reading via Slough) is a 5-minute walk through Windsor Royal Shopping to the Castle, past the Royal Windsor Information Centre.

Windsor & Eton Riverside Station (for trains from London Waterloo) is located approximately 10 minutes away on the Datchet Road (B470).  The walk to the Castle is initially level then it is uphill.

 2. How do I get to Legoland® Windsor?

Legoland® Windsor is located on Winkfield Road, Windsor, SL4 4AY, a couple of miles outside the town centre.

There is car parking on site or the Legoland shuttle service between Windsor town centre and Legoland is provided by routes 191 and 200.  Buses operate every 30 minutes to connect with trains and pick up from outside Windsor Parish Church and opposite the Theatre Royal.

These stops are just a short distance from both Windsor & Eton Riverside and Windsor & Eton Central stations.  Simply purchase your ticket from the driver (cash only please), or obtain a combined train/shuttle bus/Legoland admission ticket from any UK railway station.  More information http://www.legolandshuttle.com/

3.  Do I need to use my car in Windsor?

Windsor is a compact town with everything within easy walking distance.  Town centre parking is limited and if you are driving into the town the easiest option is to park-up for your stay and walk as much as possible while you are here.  Look out for the Long Stay car parks which are better value for money.  See our Getting Around section for more information, and for up to the minute information on car parks, parking available, Park & Ride and road closures.

4.  How do I get to Windsor from Heathrow?

Windsor is very close to Heathrow; Terminal 5 is about 20 minutes drive and Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4 are about 25 minutes away. For step-by-step instructions on how to get to Windsor by car please follow the link to the AA's Route Planner.

The most popular public transport option is the 77 bus, which leaves from Heathrow Terminal 5 and travels westbound on the A4 via Slough. The central stop in Windsor is on the High Street outside the Parish Church (when arriving, and opposite the Parish Church when leaving for Heathrow). The journey takes approximately 40 minutes.

Alternatively, you may wish to take a taxi.  It is always advisable to pre-book for the best rates.  Windsor Radio Cars: 01753 677677.

Lastly, you can take a train from Heathrow to Windsor by getting the RailAir Link Bus from all 5 terminals to Feltham Station. Here, change for a train to Windsor & Eton Riverside. This may be a more appealing option if you already have, or are planning to purchase, a train pass.

For details of timings and prices of buses and trains please visit Traveline.

5.  Who do I need to call for more travel information?

First Buses (buses to London, Heathrow, Legoland, Staines and Slough): 01753 524 144

Courtney Coaches (buses to Maidenhead, Ascot, Sunningdale and Sunninghill): 01344 482 200 

National Express: 0875 808080

National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950

Parking: 01628 683880

Accessible Taxis:-

Windsor: 01753 826020

Maidenhead: 01628 634311

Ascot: 01344 874237

6.  Can I use my bus pass to travel for free?

Anybody over 60 with a valid national concessionary fare pass can travel for free on local bus services (where tickets do not need to be pre-booked) between 09:30 and 23:00 on weekdays and anytime on weekends and bank holidays.

Please note this only applies for passes issued in England not Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.  Also passengers must have the new-style passes with the English rose emblem.

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